Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay

9.354 ratings
9.417 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David L

17- Better in a year.

17- Better in a year.

Nov 29th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

This is a brilliant effort from Ferren. Opaque in the glass, with notes of decadent sugary notes on the nose. The palate displays subtle oak treatment, with pears, tropical fruits, and a hint of celery. Lovely acidity gives way to moderate sweetness, and a plush, smooth mouthfeel. This is peaking right now.

This is a brilliant effort from Ferren. Opaque in the glass, with notes of decadent sugary notes on the nose. The palate displays subtle oak treatment, with pears, tropical fruits, and a hint of celery. Lovely acidity gives way to moderate sweetness, and a plush, smooth mouthfeel. This is peaking right now.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Ron R
9.4

There’s something very special about this wine, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
A unique presentation, with grapefruit, lemons and limes. Excellent acidity, which brings just the right amount of tension. A honied sweetness completes what is a standout expression of Sonoma.

There’s something very special about this wine, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.
A unique presentation, with grapefruit, lemons and limes. Excellent acidity, which brings just the right amount of tension. A honied sweetness completes what is a standout expression of Sonoma.

Mar 19th, 2020
David L

Just right down the middle. Drinking just below room temperature. My favorite of his 14’s

Just right down the middle. Drinking just below room temperature. My favorite of his 14’s

Nov 22nd, 2019
Ron R
9.3

Really good. Hasn’t evolved much since we last tasted it. On the nose, notes of crisp green apples and green bell peppers. Palate is balanced and soft. Finishes with butterscotch and precise oak treatment. The is a poster child for understated chard.

Really good. Hasn’t evolved much since we last tasted it. On the nose, notes of crisp green apples and green bell peppers. Palate is balanced and soft. Finishes with butterscotch and precise oak treatment. The is a poster child for understated chard.

Feb 10th, 2019
David L

This is even better then the 13. Solid Chardonnay!

This is even better then the 13. Solid Chardonnay!

Dec 16th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

The one adjective I would use to define this is idiosyncratic. From it’s opaque appearance, to its sherbet-like nose and bright acidity on the palate, it’s jarring, but in a good way. I was put onto this by the beach-bum @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum. Good call, mate. As it warms up, it gathers pace and weight. An interesting departure from the norm.

Day 2 Update
This has relaxed a lot, and has significantly improved as a result. Taking our rating up a notch.

The one adjective I would use to define this is idiosyncratic. From it’s opaque appearance, to its sherbet-like nose and bright acidity on the palate, it’s jarring, but in a good way. I was put onto this by the beach-bum @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum. Good call, mate. As it warms up, it gathers pace and weight. An interesting departure from the norm.

Day 2 Update
This has relaxed a lot, and has significantly improved as a result. Taking our rating up a notch.

Jul 20th, 2018
David L

Fantastic Chard! This 13’ is drinking perfect as a PnP. 😋 It needed some time in the bottle. At The Hard Rock Hotel- Orlando Florida

Fantastic Chard! This 13’ is drinking perfect as a PnP. 😋 It needed some time in the bottle. At The Hard Rock Hotel- Orlando Florida

Mar 30th, 2018
David L

13' Ferren Silver Eagle Chardonnay. Matt Courtney winemaker. Was the assistant winemaker for Helen Turley at Marcassin for nearly 10 years.

I recommend highly decanting this wine for some time. The acidity is just a little overwhelming without the decanting. It comes together quite nicely after that.

If you enjoy your Chardonnays with not too much oak 6/10 & the acidity throughout the glass is 4/10. Layers of rich tropical fruits, this is for you! I wouldn't call it long, but a lingering finish. You'll need/want a refill. Outstanding! Age worthy chard. We have a few in the cellar, and will patiently wait 2+ years to try again. Inaugural vintage... get on the waiting list!

13' Ferren Silver Eagle Chardonnay. Matt Courtney winemaker. Was the assistant winemaker for Helen Turley at Marcassin for nearly 10 years.

I recommend highly decanting this wine for some time. The acidity is just a little overwhelming without the decanting. It comes together quite nicely after that.

If you enjoy your Chardonnays with not too much oak 6/10 & the acidity throughout the glass is 4/10. Layers of rich tropical fruits, this is for you! I wouldn't call it long, but a lingering finish. You'll need/want a refill. Outstanding! Age worthy chard. We have a few in the cellar, and will patiently wait 2+ years to try again. Inaugural vintage... get on the waiting list!

2 people found it helpfulMay 27th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

Rich, tangy, full-bodied. Decant.

Rich, tangy, full-bodied. Decant.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016